Friday, December 30, 2011

Think of Me

As 2011 comes to a close
I have to think about
those near and dear no longer with us

My pink Think of Me mug I got in North Carolina
at a antique store that stood on my families property
during the Revolutionary War

I will never forget you..............

My cousins Grandmother celebrating her 100th in January,
it would be her last.

Lee Ann my dear friend
How I miss your smile, your laugh and the sweet notes you
would send me.

Tom, my beloved big cousin
This one hurts the most, the world seems not as bright without
you in it.

and then my dear Heidi girl
Mommy misses your kisses everyday

As we think about the next year please take time to think of those you miss
and remember what all they contributed to your life.

I will Think of Them often in the coming year. I plan
to treasure everyday that I get
to spend with those I love in 2012.

I hope it is a Happy New Year
Full of anticipation of all the good to come in

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely and heart felt post. I'm so sorry for your loss of these loved ones. Thanks for the reminder to not waste a minute of this coming year. Happy New Year Ann!

Unknown said...

My, you have said goodbye too many times this year. I hope 2012 brings you more joy.

DearHelenHartman said...

My heart goes out to you in your loss. The mug is so sweet. Here's to a year of wonderful memories and blessings.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

It is so difficult to lose those we love, while the angels are dancing we are mourning.
Wishing you a blessed New year with time to spend with those you love and memories to treasure.

c. Joy said...

Your cup is spot on. Think of Me - we lost my dad this summer and life is just not the same. Tell you what - you pray for me and mine, I'll pray for you and yours. And on our own we can think of the ones we have loved and lost. God bless us, everyone. Hope you have a blessed and happy 2012.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh Ann
I just read about your sweet friend. What happened to her?? And of course I know about your cousin and sweet Heidi girl.
It's a roller coster ride we're on isn't it Ann. It seems at 55 my life is now full of emotions, hot flashes with a few good belly laughs thrown in-between.
Don't drop that mug... it holds all the memories too : )
Happy New Year my friend.
I didn't know you won the award for the best yard? Cool.

Vintage Gal said...

I know exactly how you feel. Let us not forget, but instead heal and cherish the memories ;-)

outjunking said...

What a wonderful post.

Unknown said...

Oh Ann, How I miss those that are no longer with me and my family. The New Year Song always brings tears to my eyes so I make sure I'm in bed before the clock turns the New year...
I know how sad you are over the loss of your beloved cousin...our hearts are stronger because we have loved so many...Blessing for the New Year!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that is so touching and just heartbreaking too.
Here's to a happier 2012 for you!

Rebecca said...

2011 has been a very difficult year for you and your family, I wish you better days ahead, and yes, we carry them with us always in our heart.

Rebecca said...

2011 has been a very difficult year for you and your family, I wish you better days ahead, and yes, we carry them with us always in our heart.

LV said...

Wonderful, wonderful memories shared in more ways than one. Great way to end the year sharing your family.

Richard Cottrell said...

Best Wishes for the new year from My Blog to Yours. Happy new Year, Love and Sissy Dog kisses, from My Old Historic House.. Please come shop soon and have a wonderful 2012.Richard

Paulette said...

I believe that every person who passes through our lives is there for; a reason, a season, and a life time. You have had many wonderful people in your life. It is a good thing to remember our dearly departed, and the cup is a sweet reminder. New Year's Blessings ♥

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Ann, Hugs to you this coming week as you remember your loved ones, it is hard to have them absent from our lives. I feel the same and my sweet husband is still the hardest even after 30 years have passed. xoxo my friend, Marilou

Rose H (UK) said...

A touching post Ann.
Thank you for your kind words and concern - I'm much better now.
Sending you and your dear family my very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012.
Rose H

Susan Freeman said...

I understand. We all are missing our loved ones this holiday and every holiday. I am with you, as are all of your friends. Let's honor our loved one's memories and treasure the days we have together with new found loved ones. Each day is a gift and one day we will all be reunited. Wishing you every happiness, good health and prosperous days in 2012!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year Ann! Hold your memories tight and know your loved ones are with you every day.. take care! I look forward to sharing the journey of 2012 with you.


Mel_Cole said...

looks like everyone had a good time. Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!

Sara said...

Oh Ann...what a beautiful tribute, it brought tears to my eyes. So much sadness in one year. Let's hope for a better 2012 with less loss. {{HUGS}}